Written by a pair of technology experts and accomplished educators, this comprehensive resource provides a solid foundation in applied industrial robotics and robot technology. You will get straightforward explanations of the latest components, techniques, and capabilities along with practical examples and detailed illustrations. The book takes a look at the entire field of robotics―from design and production to deployment, operation, and maintenance. Valuable appendices provide information on specific robot models, pendants, and controllers.
Robots and Robotics: Principles, Systems and Industrial Applications covers:
• Robot and robotics fundamentals
• Identification of components
• Robot parts and robotic motion capabilities
• Programs, programming languages, and microprocessors
• Drive systems, pumps, motors, and sensors
• Control methods
• Industrial applications
• Specifications and capabilities
• Troubleshooting and maintenance
• Emerging technologies and the future of robotics
Dr. Rex Miller is Professor Emeritus of Industrial Technology at Buffalo State, State University of New York , where he has taught technical curriculums for more than 40 years.
Dr. Mark R. Miller is a professor of Industrial Technology and chair of the technology department at The University of Texas at Tyler. He has written or revised more than 20 technology textbooks and serves on the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) Board of Certification.
Featuring more than 800 practice questions and answers, HVAC Licensing Study Guide, Second Edition provides everything you need to prepare for and pass the major HVAC licensing exams on the first try. This practical, up-to-date resource is filled with essential calculations, troubleshooting tips for the job site, hundreds of detailed illustrations, and information on current codes and standards. Thoroughly revised to cover the latest equipment and techniques, this career-building guide helps you:Master the material most likely to appear on the ARI, NATE, ICE, RSES, and HVAC licensing exams Improve your test-taking ability with 800+ true-false and multiple-choice questions and answers Learn about the latest refrigerant usage and regulations Keep up with the most recent codes and standards Acquire the confidence, skills, and knowledge needed to pass your exam
Covers key HVAC topics, including:Heat sources Heating systems Boilers, burners, and burner systems Piping systems Ductwork sizing Refrigerants Cooling and distribution systems Refrigeration equipment and processes Filters and air flow Maintenance, servicing, and safety Humidification, dehumidification, and psychrometrics EPA-refrigerant reclaimers Heating circuits Safety on the job Trade associations and codes
This book presents comprehensive coverage of all the basic concepts in electrical engineering. It is designed for undergraduate students of almost all branches of engineering for an introductory course in essentials of electrical engineering.
This book explains in detail the properties of different electric circuit elements, such as resistors, inductors and capacitors. The fundamental concepts of dc circuit laws, such as Kirchhoff’s current and voltage laws, and various network theorems, such as Thevenin’s theorem, Norton’s theorem, superposition theorem, maximum power transfer theorem, reciprocity theorem and Millman’s theorem are thoroughly discussed. The book also presents the analysis of ac circuits, and discusses transient analysis due to switch operations in ac and dc circuits as well as analysis of three-phase circuits. It describes series and parallel RLC circuits, magnetic circuits, and the working principle of different kinds of transformers. In addition, the book explains the principle of energy conversion, the operating characteristics of dc machines, three-phase induction machines and synchronous machines as well as single-phase motors. Finally, the book includes a discussion on technologies of electric power generation along with the different types of energy sources.
Key Features :
Includes numerous solved examples and illustrations for sound conceptual understanding.
Provides well-graded chapter-end problems to develop the problem-solving capability of the students.
Supplemented with three appendices addressing matrix algebra, trigonometric identities and Laplace transforms of commonly used functions to help students understand the mathematical concepts required for the study of electrical engineering.
Electricity and Electronics for HVAC provides an expert account of the electric and electronic components used for modern air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems. Packed with hundreds of detailed illustrations, this in-depth reference fully explains circuits, diagrams, digital controls, safety procedures, troubleshooting, and more.
Written by the renowned technical authors Rex Miller and Mark R. Miller, this essential resource covers all electrical and electronic principles and applications of HVAC, including basic electricity...electric measuring instruments...control devices...heating circuits...refrigeration and freezer circuits...and other topics. Designed to build knowledge, skills, and confidence, Electricity and Electronics for HVAC features:Complete information on electric and electronic components for modern HVAC systems Over 345 detailed illustrations to improve technical understanding Standard and SI units for all problems and worked-out equations A PowerPoint presentation for classroom use
Inside this Career-Building HVAC Tool• Introduction to Electricity • Current, Voltage, Resistance, and Power • Resistors, Color Code, Components, and Symbols • Series and Parallel Circuits • Magnetism, Solenoids, and Relays • Electric Measuring Instruments • Electric Power: DC and AC • Inductors, Inductive Reactance, and Transformers • Capacitors and Capacitive Reactance • Single and Three-Phase Power • Solid-State Controls • AC Motors • Electrical Safety • Control Devices • Heating Circuits • AC Circuits • Refrigeration and Freezer Circuits • Troubleshooting • Controlling Electric Power for AC Units oCareers in AC and Refrigeration • Index